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NAVI MUMBAI GREEN FORUM RAISES VOICES AGAINST ILLEGAL SALE OF GREENLAND AT CBD

Cut-tree-2And in a shocking case, the hilly green land at CBD are being mercilessly burnt down so that the land can be sold off. Although the concerned authorities are sitting mute at this encroachment that is being carried out, the youth of the city have decided to take the matter in their hand. Land Mafia in Navi Mumbai is no longer limited to that of the CIDCO and NMMC but have also reached the hilly areas and jungles of the city. The hilly green area of sec 8, CBD have not just victims of deforestation but the green land is encroached upon and burnt down to ashes so that it can be sold off. Shockingly, neither NMMC nor the forest department are doing anything about this illegal practice that has been going on for years. We spoke with some of the concerned residents about this issue. Trees are very necessary to keep the environment pollution-free and these massive hilly areas which are being destructed would not just affect the environment but endanger the lives of the slums established nearby. The locals here allege that it is under the shelter of NMMC and forest department that these acts are being carried out openly. With cameraperson Ravi NIkam, Sudhir Sharma for Navi Mumbai News.

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